Napolitano’s Frequent Meetings with Amnesty Activists

By Jon Feere, March 25, 2013

According to public records detailing the daily meetings of DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano, she has been quite busy reaching out to amnesty activists over the past few years. While the schedules available online only cover January 2009 to June 2011, and while there is a section missing between August and December 2010, the list is quite revealing. It appears that advocates of high levels of immigration and amnesty have easy access to the White House.

It should be noted that these excerpts do not include the meetings with government officials listed in the original documents. For example, immediately after a meeting with an open-border group in December 2009, Napolitano met with Secretary Ken Salazar and Sens. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) and Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), all advocates of mass immigration. While they likely discussed amnesty, the documents do not provide this detail.

The schedules are available online at the DHS FOIA Library.

June 2011

  • Speaking at La Raza Directors Meeting (p. 18)

April 2011

  • Meeting with Doris Meissner, Migration Policy Institute (p. 14)
  • Immigration Stakeholders Meeting w/ President Obama (p. 23)
  • Meeting with SEIU President (p. 37)

March 2011

  • Speaking at U.S.-Mexico Chamber of Commerce (p. 25)
  • Meeting with "Immigration Groups" (p. 27)
  • Meeting with U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) (p. 36)

January 2011

  • Call w/ USCCB Bishop Gerald Kicanas (p. 6)

July 2010

  • Call w/ USCCB Bishop Gerald Kicanas (p. 11)

June 2010

  • Meeting with Hispanic Caucus (p. 28)

March 2010

  • Meeting with head of U.S. Chamber of Commerce (p. 3)
  • Meeting with "Immigration Advocates" (p. 14)

December 2009

  • Call w/ USCCB Bishop Gerald Kicanas (p. 7)
  • Call w/ USCCB Bishop Gerald Kicanas (p. 9)
  • Follow-Up Meeting w/ Reform Immigration for America (p. 12)

November 2009

  • Talk at Center for American Progress, "Comprehensive Immigration Reform" (p. 6)
  • Meeting on "Comprehensive Immigration Reform" (participants unknown) (p. 7)
  • Meeting on "Comprehensive Immigration Reform" (participants unknown) (p. 8)
  • Meeting on "Comprehensive Immigration Reform" (participants unknown) (p. 21)

October 2009

  • Meeting w/ Reform Immigration for America (p. 7)
  • Meeting on "Comprehensive Immigration Reform" (participants unknown) (p.15)
  • Meeting w/ Tom Donohue (U.S. Chamber of Commerce) (p. 20)
  • Meeting w/ Arizona-New Mexico Delegation on amnesty (p. 27)

September 2009

  • Dinner w/ Rev. Jan Flaaten, Arizona Ecumenical Council (p. 13)
  • Meeting on "CIR" (participants unknown) (p. 28)

August 2009

  • "CIR Roundtable" (participants unknown) (p. 15)

July 2009

  • Follow-Up Meeting on "Immigration Reform" (participants unknown) (p. 2)
  • Meeting on "CIR" (participants unknown) (p. 7)
  • Meeting re "Immigration Reform" (participants unknown) (p. 12)
  • Meeting w/ Congressional Hispanic Caucus (p. 21)

June 2009

  • Meeting at U.S. Chamber of Commerce (p. 9)
  • Esperanza National Hispanic Prayer Breakfast (p. 19)

May 2009

  • U.S. Chamber of Commerce briefing (p. 20)

April 2009

  • Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (p. 11)
  • Talk at Anti-Defamation League (p. 16)

March 2009

  • Meeting with USCCB (p. 24)
  • Meeting with Tom Donohue (U.S. Chamber of Commerce) (p. 29)

February 2009

  • Call to Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (p. 14)
  • Meeting with Congressional Hispanic Caucus (p. 28)